Subject Matter: USING EFFECTIVE PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE TO REDUCE EMPLOYEE TURNOVER
USING EFFECTIVE PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE TO REDUCE EMPLOYEE TURNOVER
Too often we look at progressive discipline policies as a means of getting a poor performing employees out the door with an evidence trail to use when the employee sues. Don’t get me wrong, the thing I like most when I review a new discrimination or retaliation case is a well documented employee file. But that’s just one side of the story. Remember Positive Coaching and Employee Development from the last newsletter? Those core philosophies from AYSO’s soccer programs are equally applicable to a company’s discipline policies.
Progressive discipline is a means of imposing increasingly more serious discipline for repeated infractions. The goal is to eliminate undesired behavior and encourage good behavior. Ultimately, most discipline should be undertaken with a genuine interest in helping an employee improve performance or behavior issues. It’s one aspect of the positive coaching and employee development which helps improve employee satisfaction and reduce turnover. Of course,
sometimes performance improvement isn’t possible. It’s only then that documentation of progressive discipline becomes important as it will later serve as support for the decision to terminate the employee. SEE FULL DOCUMENT ATTACHED
Firm/Company: Wroten & Associates
Document Date: March 2012
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